Road deaths and injuries falls

Published on Friday, 04 November 2011 12:41
Posted by Scott Buckler

The number of deaths and serious injuries has fallen by four per cent year-on-year on British roads over the 12 months to June 2011

 

According to the latest Department for Transport road safety figures there was a dip in people killed on highways to 1,910 and a fall in deaths or serious injuries to 24,560.

The statistics for the year to June 2011 also show there were five per cent fewer casualties - including slight injuries, serious injuries and fatalities - to 206,850.

Furthermore, a two per cent contraction in total reported child casualties to 19,980 was seen and a drop in deaths and serious injuries among those aged between nought and 15 years old of four per cent (2,470).

Data cover personal injury accidents on public roads (including footways) that became known to police within 30 days of them taking place, with the latest period seeing a 0.8 per cent decline in motor vehicle traffic levels.

Road safety charity Brake recently issued a call with Autoglass for the government to ensure this year is the last in which clocks go back during the autumn, claiming doing so would prevent around 450 deaths and serious injuries annually.

Source: Cilt UK

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